National Forensic Consultants<br />Snow Load Examples<br />
New structure was not designed to withstand drifting snow on lee of gable roof<br />
National Forensic Consultants can help you establish subrogation opportunities for improperly designed structures.<br />
Sagging of rafters not caused by snow loads but by insufficient size and spacing and excessive dampness in attic<br />
Our consultants can help you determine if a loss was pre-existing or was caused by the weight of snow and ice.<br />
Ice Damming<br />
Subro Targets – Roof Seepage<br /><ul><li> Roofer – Improper Installation of Membrane
 Roofer – Improper Installation of Flashing
 Roofer – Improper Installation of Attic Ventilation Devices
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National Forensic Consultants Snow Loads

A brief refresher of some of the important things to consider when looking at a potential snow load claim.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. National Forensic Consultants<br />Snow Load Examples<br />
  • 2. New structure was not designed to withstand drifting snow on lee of gable roof<br />
  • 3. National Forensic Consultants can help you establish subrogation opportunities for improperly designed structures.<br />
  • 4. Sagging of rafters not caused by snow loads but by insufficient size and spacing and excessive dampness in attic<br />
  • 5. Our consultants can help you determine if a loss was pre-existing or was caused by the weight of snow and ice.<br />
  • 6. Ice Damming<br />
  • 7. Subro Targets – Roof Seepage<br /><ul><li> Roofer – Improper Installation of Membrane
  • 8. Roofer – Improper Installation of Flashing
  • 9. Roofer – Improper Installation of Attic Ventilation Devices
  • 10. Plumber – Faulty Roof Flange
  • 11. Siding Contractor – Soffit and Gable Venting
  • 12. General Contractor – Project Coordination
  • 13. Insulation Installer – Blocked Soffits, Inadequate Placement
  • 14. Architect/Engineer – Improper Design/Detailing</li></li></ul><li>Structural Failures<br />Weight of Snow/Ice/Water Exceeds Capacity of Roof<br /><ul><li>Seldom Caused by “Basic” Snowfall Alone
  • 15. Usually Caused By Drifting or Sliding Snow From a Higher Elevation Down to a Lower Elevation
  • 16. Usually Caused By Clogged Drains and Ponded Water on Flat/Low Slope Roof</li></li></ul><li>Like any loss, document the scene and identify the need to retain an expert early on. Subrogation opportunities on newer construction are more common than you think. In determining cause of loss, pre-existing conditions or subrogation opportunities; our consultants are ready to assist you.<br />Toll Free – 800-738-7620<br />

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